Video: Penthouse at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel Gets a Makeover

By: Kara Franker

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The penthouse at Florida's legendary "Pink Palace" just went through a complete renovation from top to bottom. 

The luxurious Loews Don CeSar Hotel has been hosting families from around the world for decades. The Don was the dream of Thomas Rowe, who opened the hotel in 1928. Construction costs totaled $1.2 million, which may not sound like much today, but it certainly was a boatload of cash for the roaring twenties. 

Notable guests have included F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, baseball great Lou Gehrig and even mafia gangster Al Capone. 

And my guess is that they stayed in the best room in the house - the penthouse. Check out this timelapse-styled video for an overview of the makeover and a little history lesson, too:

Insider Tip: Check out my story, 9 Ways to Relax at the Pink Palace on St. Pete Beach, for a list of fun things to do at the hotel. 

If You Go: The Loews Don CeSar Hotel is located at 3400 Gulf Blvd. on St. Pete Beach. For more info, call 727-360-1881 or check out the hotel online

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